Left upper lobectomy

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


Previous left upper lobe lung cancer. Patient well. Outpatient follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Surgical clips at the left hilum.

Volume loss in the left hemithorax, with a tented left hemidiaphragm.

Post operative scarring close to the sutures.

Right lung clear.

Case Discussion

These are the typical appearances following a left upper lobectomy.

It is important to be aware of the normal postoperative appearances when reporting follow-up imaging.

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